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March 9, 2020                                                

NONPROFIT SPOTLIGHT                                               
   Early Childhood Coalition -       
         Tupelo/Lee County


Where children are concerned, everyone can agree on one thing: education is essential to their success. The earlier our children begin developing academic skills, the more likely they are to earn a high school diploma.

The Early Childhood Coalition brings together a wide range of community experts - educators, healthcare providers, businesses, parents, and other concerned citizens - to increase the capacity to make young children kindergarten-ready and to ensure they read on grade level by the end of third grade.

The coalition utilizes two programs that are used statewide: Excel by 5 and Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. The goal of Excel by 5 is to help children become healthy, happy, and ready to learn by optimizing existing resources and highlighting the role communities play in educating children ages 0-5. Campaign for Grade-Level Reading addresses the three underlying challenges that keep many young children from learning to read well: school readiness, school attendance, and summer learning.  

To accomplish these goals, the coalition offers parenting workshops, early childcare trainings, health screenings, and a multitude of other services. In addition, it has established three resource centers for parents that each include an educational toy lending library, educational resource materials, and Hatch computers. The coalition works closely with the 55 daycare/childcare centers in Lee County as well as the Tupelo and Lee County school districts.

This year the coalition has implemented an extensive arts integration program that utilizes the talents of local musicians, writers, and other artists to teacher youngsters basic skills through a variety of art media. Through partnerships like these, all educational entities can work together to help students succeed.

To learn more about the Early Childhood Coalition, visit their Facebook page and their profile page on Volunteer Northeast Mississippi's website.

Thank you to the Early Childhood Coalition for helping all our children succeed!

For more information on all these trainings, visit The Alliance website.

May 6 
Outcomes/Logic Modeling -  9:00-12:00 at Renasant Center Room 226

May 26
Social Media/Storytelling - 1:00-4:00 at CREATE Foundation


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If your organization has not yet joined The Alliance, please consider joining today. 

The Alliance is the result of a merger between The Mississippi Center for Nonprofits and the Mississippi Assocation  of Grantmakers. The goal of The Alliance is to help solve statewide problems. They provide resources that will greatly enhance any nonprofit's abilities to serve its target audience.

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Agencies That Have Registered on the Mississippi Hub Network

Click on the name of the agency to view its profile page.
- Agape Health Services
- A.M.E.N., Inc.
- American Red Cross of
 North Mississippi

- Antone Tannehill Good Samaritan Clinic
- Autism Center of North

- Baldwyn FUMC Food Pantry
- Banah Pregnancy Testing 

- Belmont UMC Community 
 Food Pantry

- Big Brothers Big Sisters of
  Northeast Mississippi

- Boys and Girls Clubs of
 Booneville/Prentiss County

- Boys and Girls Clubs of
 North Mississippi

- Boys and Girls Clubs of
 Northeast Mississippi 

- Cami Jo Cares
- CATCH Kids, Inc.
- Child on a Mission
- Churches United Food Depot
 of Pontotoc County

- City of Oxford - Recycling
- Comfort Creatures of 
 Northeast Mississippi

- Corinth-Alcorn Animal

- CREATE Foundation
- Early Childhood Coalition 
- El Centro
- Empowering Our Girls
- English as a Second

- EXCEL, Inc.
- F.A.I.T.H. Food Pantry
- Faith Haven
- Family Resource Center of
 North Mississippi

- Food Depot of Tishomingo

- For the Love of Paws Corp
- Fulton UM Church Food

- Girl Scouts Heart of the

- GumTree Museum of Art
- Helpful Samaritan Food 

- Helping Hands Food Pantry
 and Clothes Closet

- Helping Hands - Helping Homeless
- Hope Unbridled
- Itawamba Crossroads Ranch
- Keep Tupelo Beautiful
- Lee County 4-H
- Life Choices Pregnancy Care

- Life Saver Empower Girls
- Magnolia Foundation
Make-A-Wish Mid-South
- Meals on Wheels
- Memory's Magical Dresses
- Mississippi State Department
 of Health

- Mississippi United to End
 Homelessness (MUTEH)

- National Council on Alcohol
 & Drug Dependency

- NextAge Mississippi
- North Mississippi Kidney

- Northeast Mississippi Habitat
 for Humanity

- Oren Dunn City Museum
- Oxford Film Festival
- Parkgate Health Services
- Pontotoc Habitat for

- Reconnect 4 Autism
- Regional Rehabilitation

- SAFE, Inc.
- Saints' Brew
- Sally Kate Winters Family

- Salvation Army of Houston
- Salvation Army of Pontotoc
- Salvation Army of Tupelo
- Sanctuary Hospice
- Second Chances Animal

- Shepherd's Center of
 Greater Tupelo

Southern Care Hospice
- Special Education and Handicap Bowling League
- St. Luke Food Pantry
- Talbot House
- The Arc of Northeast

- The Refuge Foster Care

- Tippah Co. Good Samaritan

- Tishomingo Co. Historical &
Genealogical Society

- Tree of Life Free Clinic
- Tupelo Community Theatre
- Tupelo Housing Authority
- Tupelo/Lee Hunger Coalition
- Tupelo Lee Humane Society
Tupelo Lions Club
- Tupelo Misfits Leo Club
- Union County Good

- Union County Historical Society
- Union County Literacy

- United Way of Northeast

- Vitalant
- Volunteer Northeast

- VVSC, Inc.
- Wear It Well, Inc.
- West Itawamba Food Pantry
- Wives of Warriors



Volunteer NEMS gets calls every day from people who want to volunteer, and of course, we direct them to the online hub. If your organization is not registered on there, how will these potential volunteers know about you? Register today - then post a volunteer opportunity or two. It's FREE! 


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Contact Rebecca at 662-432-0158 or
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